Viz Roundup: CO2 Emissions, Paris Attacks, & Premier League Injuries

By Lucas Stewart December 7, 2015

As more people discover the power of visualizing data, we’re seeing more topical vizzes come online—and faster. This roundup includes vizzes on carbon emissions by country, Twitter's reaction to the attacks in Paris, and Premier League players' injuries. Handpicked from our Viz of the Day feed on Tableau Public, here is our latest viz roundup.

CO2 Emissions: Set Your Goal

In anticipation of the COP21, Yvan Fornes offered an overview of CO2 emissions per country. His target-setting tool lets you see how much each country would have to reduce individual CO2 emissions to meet the global goal by 2050.

Scroll down past the map and type in your country in the blue box. Set up your own global target for emissions reduction by moving the cursor to the left or right. If the viz is too long for your screen, you can visit the original on Tableau Public.

Variation in Hue across Movie Posters

Originally vizzed by Chris Love of the Information Lab, Steven Fenn of Stat Hunting remixed this visualization that shows which colors most frequently appear in movie posters.

Twitter Reaction to Paris Attacks

In this data story, French author Jonathan Trajkovic used aggregated Twitter data to explore the conversations that followed the recent Paris attacks. (Jonathan also shared his thought process behind the viz.)

UK paragliding

New York City Cabs

Ever wondered where people take cabs in New York City? Or how about peak travel times? Adrien Charles visualized taxi data in the Big Apple in this striking viz.

Tableau Iron Viz 2015

EPL Muscular Injuries

Brian Prestidge of the Information Lab really flexed his viz muscles in figuring out this novel use of custom polygons. He visualized Premier League muscular injuries from 2004 to 2014 using seasons data. With Brian's excellent use of highlighting, this viz couldn't be more clear or intuitive.

EPL Muscle Injuries Premier

We hope you enjoyed this roundup. Of course, there were many more great vizzes than we had room for. To see a new, beautiful #VizOfTheDay every day, follow @tableaupublic on Twitter. We can't wait to see all the creativity 2016 will bring!


Submitted by Channels-Brief ... (not verified) on

Very interesting visual update--which really shares the intensity of the problem, and its geographical impact. Love to share this to my network of contacts, and talk about the intensity of visualisation, and how it helps to share any information. The total number of cabs in NYC taken at a point in time is great. A lot of data, which shows the number of people involved. This data could be used to really assess the consumer buying journey, or the path to purchase--as users like to be followed through a mobile App to see what are the activities they take, and how do they interact with technology. This could also be a great tool that could be blogged, showcased video updates, on the intensity of visual data, reaching more audience.

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